Student profile: Derek Chase

Derek Chase, 18, is the son of Duane and Lisa Chase. He is a senior at Clovis High School. What’s your idea of a perfect day? Where everyone is in a good mood, and having a good time with no problems. Who is your favorite entertainer? Will Ferrell What’s so great about your favorite sport? […]

There’s enough fish in the sea for all parties involved

Freedom Newspapers Turnabout isn’t just fair play — when watching that full-contact sport called special interest politics, it’s also a lot of fun for spectators. We take special joy, for instance, in seeing one interest group that’s been pushing for tougher regulations on someone else suddenly finding itself in the regulator’s crosshairs. This happened several […]

Grady seeing net gains

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Grady junior Heather Blackburn goes up for the kill during practice Tuesday. The Lady Bronchos have opened the season 8-1. (Staff photo: John Eisel) By John Eisel GRADY — Volleyball is no longer fall training for girls basketball at Grady. Under the direction of first-year coach Missy Glover, the Lady Bronchos stand at 8-1 to […]

Freestyle bikers keep it wheel

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Jon Dowker, 31, has been riding BMX bikes for 17 years, working on perfecting tricks like this one performed Tuesday at the Curry County Fair. CNJ photo by Mike Linn. By Mike Linn They do flips and spins, cycle backwards on one tire and get excited with their audience, many of whom rarely get the […]

Portales teen takes Miss Rodeo Queen New Mexico

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Brittany Bennett, of Portales, and recently crowned 2005 Miss Rodeo New Mexico-Elect, is congratulated by judge Dick Reason, of Tucson, Ariz., at the Miss Rodeo New Mexico Pageant luncheon and coronation Thursday. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth. By Mike Linn: CNJ news editor Brittany Bennett likens rodeos to family reunions. Unlike many sports, camaraderie often […]

Rugby catching on at Cannon

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Capt. Rob Watkins of 27th Fighter Wing Legal laterals the ball during practice Tuesday at Chavez Manor West. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth. By Dave Wagner Dan Dannar didn’t grow up playing rugby, but the sport has grown on him. Now he’s hoping the often rough-and-tumble game of European origin will become a popular pastime […]

Perfect gift ideas for the spouse

By Clyde Davis Several weeks ago, we ran a list of the most undesirable toys one could imagine, the kind which might literally send your kids into a tailspin about what Santa had done to them. Today, the last Christmas-focus column, we will be looking at spousal gifts — these to be taken in all […]